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Of Jews And Animals
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Opening; 1. Of Jews and Animals; Part 1; 2. Living and Being: Descartes' 'Animal Spirits' and Heidegger's Dog; 3. The Insistent Dog: Blanchot and the Community without Animals; 4. Indefinite Play and the 'Name of Man': Anthropocentrism's Deconstruction; Part 2; 5. What if the other were an animal? Hegel on Jews, Animals and Disease; 6. Agamben on 'Jews' and 'Animals'; 7. Force, Justice and Jews: Pascal's Pensees 102 and 103; 8. Facing Jews; Another Opening; 9. Animals Jews.

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Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Critical Theory and Philosophical Aesthetics and Director of the Research Unit in European Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University. His most recent books are Writing Art and Architecture (re:press Books, 2009) and Style and Time: Essays on the Politics of Appearance (Northwestern University Press, 2006).

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Of Jews and Animals is set to become a key text, alongside such works as Elisabeth de Fontenay's Le silence des betes (1998) and Jacques Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am (2006), in constituting a further and necessary move beyond the utilitarianism and neo-Kantianism within which 'animal philosophy' has for so long remained mired. -- Richard Iveson, Goldsmiths, University of London Parallax Of Jews and Animals is set to become a key text, alongside such works as Elisabeth de Fontenay's Le silence des betes (1998) and Jacques Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am (2006), in constituting a further and necessary move beyond the utilitarianism and neo-Kantianism within which 'animal philosophy' has for so long remained mired.

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